Buchanan Award-Winning Documentary Screened at 2023 Annual Conference

20 Oct 2023 11:29 AM | Michelle Jones (Administrator)

One of the highlights of the Plymouth conference was the screening of the documentary that won this year’s Buchanan Award: “Barry Farm: Community, Land, and Justice in Washington, DC.” This documentary explores the memories that accompany an important site in Washington, DC, from slavery to public housing to recent urban renewal. We were lucky enough to have at the screening longtime VAF member Amber Edwards, who is both one of the makers of this film and an active participant in trying to preserve community memories at Barry Farm. Amber discussed both the site’s history and the making of the film, which can be viewed free online at this website: https://bfnadocs.org/barry-farm. Congrats to Amber and the whole team on creating this wonderful narrative about African American life in our nation’s capital!

Sumitted by James Buckley

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